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|Library Readying Environmental Survey
|The Galesburg Public Library Board of Trustees met Thursday afternoon to review updates on the new library construction project.
F-E-H, the chosen architects, have been busy the last couple of weeks collecting input from Galesburg residents on what they would like to see in the new library.
On the library's end, however, moving forward with legal and financial matters is taking up much of the board's time.
Before proceeding with construction, the board must gather environmental information from the soil and surrounding buildings.
Board Chair Martin Reichel says that it's something the library needs to do before building.
"What structures have been there, which ones might conceivably pose problems, obviously the gas station on the corner is one; the big bar was once a car dealership so there may be some things in the soil that shouldn't be there," says Reichel.
The environmental survey would protect the library from any potential legal problems it may encounter in the future if hazardous chemicals are found present at the site.
Reichel says permission would have to be given by the current landowners before the work can begin.
"If something crops up later, we should be somewhat protected," says Reichel.
The board sent out an R-F-P (request for proposal) on performing the work. Five submissions were received and the least expensive was Bruner, Cooper, and Zuck here in Galesburg.
Any asbestos that is found in the buildings will be subcontracted out for removal.
Permission would need to be given by the building owners before surveying can begin.
|03 07 13 by Newsroom
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